[kree-muh-tawr-ee-uh m, -tohr-, krem-uh-]
- a crematory.
Origin of crematorium
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Examples from the Web for crematoria
They were sent to the gas chambers and burned in the crematoria in one night.How Do You Write About the Holocaust?
May 5, 2013
This is not the evil of the crematoria; this is evil of a different order.How Millie Werber Survived the Holocaust: ‘Two Rings: A Story of Love and War’
April 4, 2012
The hair was shorn after the gassings, then efficiently dried in the crematoria so it could be industrially spun into carpeting.My Visit To Hell
January 30, 2009
At Tokio in Japan no fewer than 22 crematoria exist, and about an equal number of cremations and burials in earth take place.
Public ownership and control of hospitals, dispensaries, cemeteries, and crematoria.British Socialism</p>
J. Ellis Barker
- British a building in which corpses are cremated
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Word Origin and History for crematoria
plural of Modern Latin crematorium (see crematorium).
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